Guitar Hero: Gone for good or just for now?
Analysts disagree on whether Activision could have done things differently to keep rhythm series viable, but expect Tony Hawk to make an eventual return.
Guitar Hero, DJ Hero DLC done after February
Activision confirms that downloadable content pipeline will dry up after this month.
Guitar Hero business unit disbanded, True Crime: Hong Kong canceled, Tony Hawk on hold
Once-mighty rhythm franchise's latest installment canned; DJ Hero discontinued; United Front's open-world game also given the chop; no new skateboarding game in 2011; Activision's global workforce being culled by 7%.
DJ Hero 2 spinning October 19
Activision's turntable-based rhythm game returns for 360, PS3, Wii in two months with 90 on-disc tracks.
DJ Hero getting Jay-Z vs. Eminem DLC March 25
Third track pack for Activision's rhythm game will feature three mash-ups of six songs from the hip-hop impresarios, including "Without Me" vs. "Encore" and "Can I Get A…" vs. "Lose ...
Guitar Hero 2010 lineup trimmed to two
Following 2009 rhythm glut, publisher reducing release count to one Guitar Hero, one DJ Hero in back half of year, no PS2 versions; iPhone adaptation in the works.
Activision Blizzard loses $286 million on weakening rhythm genre
Modern Warfare 2's record sales can't prevent Oct.-Dec. shortfall caused by asset write-down; earnings still beat analysts' expectations, stock up in after-hours trading; full-year profit of $113 million.
Guitar Hero head leaving Activision
Ex-Yahoo exec Dan Rosensweig departs "to pursue other career opportunities" after less than a year on the job.
DJ Hero 'highest grossing new IP' of 2009, claims Activision
Publisher counts Guitar Hero franchise extension as original intellectual property, says $120 rhythm game grossed more in US and Europe than any other new brand.
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